» ePrize (Education Prize)

ePrize (Education Prize) awards seek to foster collaborative projects among public school districts, districts and charter schools, and community organizations that ultimately seek to improve educational outcomes, and thus career outcomes, for underserved students in Orange County. 


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ePrize Award 1 (Parent Engagement Initiative))

Supported by a commitment from the Pamela and Andrew Horowitz Family, the inaugural ePrize (Education Prize) was awarded to a Parent Engagement Initiative (PEI) project that includes Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), and El Sol Science and Arts Academy, an independent charter school in Santa Ana. Key stakeholders from each partner worked together to share, implement, and customize AUHSD’s innovative Teacher Reflective Learning Walks (TRLWs) and Parent Learning Walks (PLWs) at public school sites in Santa Ana, California. 

Between 2018 and 2020, funded by a $100,000 per year grant for three years, the PEI ePrize project sought to (1) improve student achievement, (2) strengthen collaboration among educators by allowing them to reflect on their instructional practice and share dynamic instructional techniques, and (3) expand the breadth and depth of parent engagement. The mixed-team partnership transferred AUHSD’s program to new school settings in Orange County, across districts and grade levels and into a local public charter school.

The eprize PEI leadership team met for a virtual panel discussion served to wrap up the three-year project. That discussion was recorded and is available on demand:

 

See related news stories for more details on the PEI project's implementation of Teacher Reflective Learning Walks (TRLWs) and Parent Learning Walks (PLWs) at public school sites as well as the ongoing Attallah College research project exploring the impact of the PEI Project.